photography by Timonthy Hursley
Gallery bridge and north lawn with Lowell’s Ocean, steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero. photos Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
those apple-green penguins standing rooftop guard. No less eye-grabbing is Monica Mahoney’s sidewalk “art car” christened Making Change. The Fleetwood Cadillac limousine, completely covered in pennies, nickels, and dimes, is circa-1962, marking the year that Walmart was founded here. Its coin motif was inspired by the original Walton’s 5 & 10, still located on the town square and now housing a museum of company history. It’s a must-see – the 1950s-era Walton’s 5 & 10 – to soak up the Walmart story, linger over a milkshake at the soda fountain, and stock up on retro toys and sweets, the likes of saltwater taffy and candy cigarettes. Another must, neighbor to Crystal Bridges, is Amazeum, a new and irresistibly interactive wonderland for children that captivates adults as well. Drive some 20 minutes south for a look at Fayetteville, humming with its lively University of Arkansas student population and ardent Razorback fans. Boutiques, bookstores, eateries, and nightlife abound, while the art
Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2010. Photography by James Prinz; Image courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Karen LaMonte, Dress Impression with Wrinkled Cowl, 2007. by Martin Polak. Southern Photography Seasons Magazine |119